Posts tagged Election 2012

Presidential Election Results

By Jodi Guglielmi, A&E Editor November 9, 2012 President Barack Obama has locked in another four years in the White House after a long, hard fought election season. According to, Obama won with 303 electoral votes in comparison to Mitt Romney’s 235 electoral votes. Obama dominated the Northeast and upper Midwest, while Romney [...]

Election 2012 – Students react

Election 2012 – Students react
By Chelsie Gastright, Organizations Editor November 9, 2012 Every four years, the American people spend hours in polling lines and on their couches waiting anxiously to hear who will win the 270 electoral votes needed to take the coveted presidential spot. This year, American’s spoke, and with what had been rumored to be eerily similar to the [...]

McCrory wins N.C. gubernatorial elect...

McCrory wins N.C. gubernatorial election; Sims wins High Point mayor
By Olivia French, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 While the race for president had been at the forefront of most students’ thoughts since the school year began, there was another important election that took place at the same time: the race for office right here in High Point and North Carolina at large. This year was a tough race for Democrat [...]

HPU national poll results accurate fo...

By Savannah Simons, Staff Writer November 9, 2012  The High Point University Poll, now nearly three years old, predicted a close battle between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney throughout the election season this semester. The results of the latest poll, which showed Obama ahead nationally with Romney taking the lead in North Carol [...]

HPU Election Events

By Jessica Strickler, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 In this election year, various organizations inside HPU have hosted the viewing parties in the Point for the presidential election debates, as well as the election night coverage. Classes were in session for all but the second presidential debate, which took place over fall break. Several ne [...]

Secondhand News: Difference aside, we...

Secondhand News: Difference aside, we have much to be thankful for
By Jordan Oliver, Opinion Editor November 9, 2012 As the long-awaited 2012 presidential election has come to an end, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the heat of the results.  As Romney supporters cringe in defeat and Obama fans celebrate triumphantly, it is important to be mindful of the one, common ground on which we all stand; and to be than [...]

With Obama’s re-election, some ...

With Obama’s re-election, some look forward to a second term
By Jay Rinaldi, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 With President Barack Obama’s re-election, I am looking forward to his next four years as our president. Unlike many people, my primary reason for voting for Obama was because of the health care reform act he passed in his first term. If Obama had lost re-election, Romney would have done what ever [...]

A post-election reaction – What...

A post-election reaction – What the other side has to say
By Patrick Budd, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 I don’t understand it. No, not the Electoral College. Not the network’s “decision desks” giving us real-time election results. Not the issues that were at stake in this election. I don’t understand why the American people re-elected a president that has failed us in more areas than he has helped [...]

What can students expect from Obama t...

What can students expect from Obama this time
By Anne Davey, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 America has always been the land of tremendous opportunity, especially when it comes to higher education. In recent years however, the cost of college and the burden of debt has been rising quickly, leaving Americans with too much debt and too few opportunities. Now, more than ever, this cannot be [...]

Give us the vote! Broaden voting righ...

Give us the vote! Broaden voting rights
By Mayeesa Mitchell, Staff Writer November 9, 2012 As the election drew to a close, the country was buzzing with political debates, predictions and advertisements. For many college freshmen, this was an exciting time, as they were finally given the opportunity to have their opinion heard through their votes. On High Point’s campus, the debate [...]